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|Job post: Postdoctoral Fellow (CEVR-R072) / Research Associate(CEVR-R073) / Research Assistant (CEVR-R074) [Appointment period: contract of 12 months to max 36 months]|
Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR) is a research collaboration between The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Waterloo in Canada under the InnoHK initiative of the HKSAR Government. It is located at the Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong. It is the first global hub performing ground-breaking research in five key areas – myopia and eye growth, ocular drug discovery and delivery, vision enhancement, tear film and ocular surface and advanced optometric technology. The mission of CEVR is to generate technologies to prevent vision loss in the aging population and preserve healthy vision.
|Research study background:
High myopia, or short-sightedness of high magnitude (≤–6.00D), is associated with ocular structural anomalies and increased risks of blinding ocular pathologies. The increasing prevalence of high myopia among schoolchildren and university freshman in East Asian population dramatically increases the burden of chronic health care. Although multiple attempts ranging from early diagnosis to ophthalmic interventions are being tested for their efficacy of managing high myopia, whether and how inter-subject characteristics play an active role in achieving the target treatment outcome is an important question of clinical significance. To identify and formulate effective regimes specific for individual, this project aims to characterize anatomical, optical, and electrophysiological parameters in individuals developing high myopia through AI-assisted big data analytics.
|Required skills and job duty:
The appointees will assist the project leaders in the research project : “High myopia management model” The tasks include literature research, model testing, project development, study design/protocol, ethics application, experimental setup, data collection, data analysis and preparation of manuscript. Preference will be given to candidate who has the experience in the following areas: myopia development and control, statistics, optometry instrumentation.
Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow posts should have a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Biostatistics or Artificial Intelligence and research/relevant work experience in Ophthalmology, Optometry, Vision Science, or other related STEM disciplines.
Applicants for the Research Associate posts should have a master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in one of the said disciplines.
Applicants for the Research Assistant posts should have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification in one of the said disciplines.
The appointees shall be working in Hong Kong. Overseas graduate is welcome to apply, the qualification awarding institution should be the top 100 institutions for STEM-related subjects in QS/Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni/Times Higher Education world university rankings. (details here)
Applicants may contact Prof. Chea-su Kee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Mingguang He (email@example.com) or Dr. Jeffrey Leung (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Prof. Daphne McCulloch (email@example.com) of the University of Waterloo for enquiry.
Monthly salary: Research Assistant (HKD20000); Research Associate (HKD 23000); Postdoctoral Fellow (HKD35000 + living allowance HKD 10000). Applicants are invited to send the application form (download here) with CV to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.